Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Spider-Woman Theme Song

Upon listening to the Spider-Woman theme song, it sounds like composer Eric Rogers was drawing on a few popular themes to create his theme for the short-lived animated series. Elements of the Super Friends theme song, as well as the popular Superman movie theme by John Williams that came out a year earlier, set the tone for this tune.

Eric Rogers made an exclusive deal with DePatie-Freleng after he immigrated to America in 1975 to provide the music for their line of animated television shows. Not only did he provide all the music for Spider-Woman, but he also composed for The New Fantastic Four, Return to the Planet of the Apes, and What's New Mr. Magoo.

Rogers also was working on the 1981 solo Spider-Man series but died while the show was still in production. While his work was used in the series, he remained uncredited.
Look! Up on the building! It's Spider-Woman!

And this is Jessica Drew, who as a child while visiting her father's laboratory, was bitten by a poisonous spider.

Forced to try an untested Spider Serum, Dr. Drew not only saved his daughter's life, but unknowingly gave her incredible spider-like powers.

Dedicated to fighting evil while weaving her web of justice, it's Spider-Woman!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The spanish version had an amazing song. You can see it here